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What would happen if Hirohito didn't surrender?
The bees don't go extinct because they only commit suicide to protect their duplicates.
Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 11/05/2020 21:41:15The bees don't go extinct because they only commit suicide to protect their duplicates.Not a good example. Bees donít expect to commit suicide, their sting has evolved to kill other insects and they can sting them repeatedly without dying when protecting the hive. When they (rarely) sting thick skinned mammals eg humans the sting gets lodged in the skin and if torn out will kill the bee.Sometimes you will see the bee lodged in your skin, if you allow the bee to spin round or help it by holding it by the wings, it is possible for the sting to come out and the bee to survive.
Duty to whom?
So it means that bee's death after stinging enemy is an unintended consequence, rather than desired result. A better result for them is when they can repel the enemy without killing themselves.
We already have a system that represents reality. It's called reality. And we don't seem very good at dealing with it.
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So the fact that I'm not completely penniless is evidence that I don't think it is morally good to donate to charity, eh?
their sting has evolved to kill other insects and they can sting them repeatedly without dying when protecting the hive.
Desired by whom? If you don't class genocide or rape as a moral action, you have led yourself into a circular argument: a moral action must be desired by a moral person, that is a person whose actions are moral...Ö.
The Nazis had a huge parliamentary majority. "Death to the infidel" is believed by millions, some of whom consider rape to be their prerogative. "Stone the Catholics" is a moral imperative for many Protestants. You can't claim that any of these offensive groups are in conflict with the Universal Moral Standard until you have defined the UMS, so we are still in a circular argument!
I consider this topic as a spinoff of my previous subjecthttps://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=71347.0It is split up because morality itself is quite complex and can generate a discussion too long to be covered there.
Still circular! You have now defined a moral rule as one that is not immoral!Samuel Johnson's definition of a net as "a reticulated assemblage of holes separated by string" was absurd but at least it was linear.
human sacrifice to appeas gods, caste system, kamikaze,